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The Burnt Plot

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Originally there was a house situated in the middle of the square. It was destroyed by fire in 1728. The owner decided not to build anything else in the empty space. Today the space provides a nice oasis away from the tourist filled streets of Old Town, Stockholm.

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C: St. George and the Dragon, Stockholm, Sweden

door Henk Keijzer, 60 hier vandaan

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D: Nautical antiques museum-shop in Gamla Stan, Stockholm

door Vil Muhametshin, 60 hier vandaan

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E: Lonely boy the smallest statue

door Min Heo, 80 hier vandaan

Lonely boy the smallest statue

F: Christmas Market at Stortorget, Old Town, Stockholm (2)

door Mahmood Hamidi, 120 hier vandaan

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Christmas Market at Stortorget, Old Town, Stockholm (2)

G: German Church

door Lennart Mollerstrom, 120 hier vandaan

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H: Sweden Stockholm Old Town Christmas Market 2009 Julmarknad

door Jann Lipka, 120 hier vandaan

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Sweden Stockholm  Old Town Christmas Market 2009 Julmarknad

I: Sweden Stockholm Old Town Christmas Market 2009

door Jann Lipka, 120 hier vandaan

Sweden Stockholm  Old Town Christmas Market 2009

J: Old Town Square in Stockholm, Sweden

door CHRISTIAN DEL ROSARIO, 120 hier vandaan

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Old Town Square in Stockholm, Sweden

Dit panorama is genomen in Sweden, Europe

Dit is een overzicht van Europe

Europe is generally agreed to be the birthplace of western culture, including such legendary innovations as the democratic nation-state, football and tomato sauce.

The word Europe comes from the Greek goddess Europa, who was kidnapped by Zeus and plunked down on the island of Crete. Europa gradually changed from referring to mainland Greece until it extended finally to include Norway and Russia.

Don't be confused that Europe is called a continent without looking like an island, the way the other continents do. It's okay. The Ural mountains have steadily been there to divide Europe from Asia for the last 250 million years. Russia technically inhabits "Eurasia".

Europe is presently uniting into one political and economic zone with a common currency called the Euro. The European Union originated in 1993 and is now composed of 27 member states. Its headquarters is in Brussels, Belgium.

Do not confuse the EU with the Council of Europe, which has 47 member states and dates to 1949. These two bodies share the same flag, national anthem, and mission of integrating Europe. The headquarters of the Council are located in Strasbourg, France, and it is most famous for its European Court of Human Rights.

In spite of these two bodies, there is still no single Constitution or set of laws applying to all the countries of Europe. Debate rages over the role of the EU in regards to national sovereignty. As of January 2009, the Lisbon Treaty is the closest thing to a European Constitution, yet it has not been approved by all the EU states. 

Text by Steve Smith.

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